how come Connors did so well with T2000 against graphite?


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Were they really that archaic. Not how long they had been around, or how they looked, or what they were made out of - but simply from a tennis-playing perspective - was the performance, what one could do with the frame, really that

And then Fed after that. Maybe we don't think of Fed in that same vein, but his strategic taking the ball quickly on the rise, basically off the bounce, was really something to behold when he burst ontot he scene.


The T3000 had a bigger head, yes? Frame was a tennis elbow nightmare for some folks. I don't know about '80...maybe he would have benefited at RG and USO....where he lost those 5 setters. Still, Borg was riding him pretty hard at that time.
Was the head bigger?

(I did not have a 3000.) The only difference I noticed was the metal insert in the throat of the T-3000.
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When all is said and done tennis is about DEPTH, and he consistently hit deep as well as anyone in memory. Hitting "flat" is another way of saying his groundies didn't bounce near the service line.
the Donnay Concerto (£15) was an baller aluminium racket in the 90s, i use to hit massive serves with it and went back to it after using graphite. difference between aluminium vs graphite much less than wood vs metal. altho i think the T2000 is steel (the T1000 used it as well)


Didnt the 2000 come out in the middle 60s. I remember getting 2 from Wilson to demo and I believe it was 65 or 66


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nope. Connors' balls were hard, flat, deep, and low. Chris Evert was the only other pro that I could think of who would hit the ball like that. Everybody else would hit the ball with topspin.
Nancy Richey hit flat, low and deep shots as I recall. I saw her beat Lesley Turner live in Dallas one year. Nancy was at her best that day and ran Lesley, a very good player, off the court.